A Ghaziabad courtroom on Wednesday awarded the death penalty to a 24-year-old man who kidnapped, raped and murdered a nine-year-old girl at a village at Ghaziabad’s Modinagar in August final 12 months.
The police mentioned they charge-sheeted the suspect inside seven days of the incident and the courtroom judgment was delivered inside a span of 5 months and 28 days. The courtroom held him responsible on March 13 and the quantum of punishment was pronounced on Wednesday.
The prosecution case was that the accused, recognized as Kapil Kumar Kashyap, on August 17, 2022, took away two cousins, aged 9 and six years, on his bicycle to remoted fields positioned about one and a half kilometres from their dwelling.
Based on the police, the suspect left the six-year-old behind and went into the dense remoted fields with the older girl. He thereafter confessed to raping and killing her earlier than fleeing the spot, police mentioned.
Police mentioned Kumar was arrested two days later and they ready a listing of 30 witnesses together with the charge-sheet. Fourteen of these witnesses have been examined in the course of the case trial.
“The police charge-sheeted the accused inside seven days and additionally submitted a listing of witnesses. The listing included the six-year-old girl who was the prime eyewitness to the case. Primarily based on proof introduced, the courtroom on Wednesday sentenced the convict to death,” mentioned Ravi Kumar, deputy commissioner of police (rural).
Police had initially registered an FIR underneath Part 363 (kidnapping) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and later added IPC sections associated to murder (302) and rape (375), in addition to Part 6 (aggravated penetrative sexual assault on a toddler) of the Safety of Youngsters From Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act.
The courtroom order mentioned the convict was awarded six years of rigorous imprisonment and positive of ₹10,000 underneath IPC Part 363, ₹50000 positive and life imprisonment underneath Part 302 IPC and death penalty underneath Part 6 of the Pocso Act.
The convict is married and lived in the identical village as the women. He advised police that he had lured the 2 women after providing to purchase them ice lotions.